Ok, ok. I get it. This seems… cheesy. But stick with me as I explain my reasoning behind this theme.
The main theme for our course is ‘Revolution’. A powerful word, a word that spans generations, a word that is truly better explained not by attempting to define it, but by giving context to previous examples of it. For instance, The Scientific Revolution. Or the Revolutionary War.
It demonstrates the need for something more, or as we like to say:
The Human Condition.
Here’s the thing. Revolution is broad. While the powerful, memorable revolutions go down in history, many are lost along the way, forgotten by the masses. And unfortunately, that’s life. It shows that some revolutions have a greater need, a greater cause than others. But simultaneously, in illustrating this, it provides us with another thought: It’s all around us.
Revolution is Everywhere. It roams the streets during public outcry, glides through churches at Mass, and fuels the crowds in stadiums. Whether you knew it or not, you’ve contributed to some sort of Revolution, big or small.
You’re probably asking yourself… “So what’s ‘Humesworld’? What does this have to do with Revolution?” Well…
It’s a prompt. Humesworld asks you not to define revolution, but to be able to spot it. It asks you to stop. It asks you to look around, and consciously take in the countless revolutions currently happening while you sit reading this. If you’re in a room with a ceiling fan, and it happens to be turned on, then at least one revolution has occurred by the time you finish this sentence. If you’ve picked up the newspaper and read about the latest protest, you’re seeing Revolution.
It’s like my good friend Ferris Bueller used to say…
“Revolution moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it.”
Well ok, maybe he didn’t say that, but all I ask is that you consider your surroundings. Revolution really is out there. Look up once in a while.